Top 20 Doctor insights on: Constant heart flutters and palpitations

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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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Had virtually every diagnostic test- all negative. Still have constant palpitations, spasms in heart, cough, heart fluttering, chest pain. What is it?

Had virtually every diagnostic test- all negative. Still have constant palpitations, spasms in heart, cough, heart fluttering, chest pain. What is it?

Difficult to answer: These significant symptoms require a person to person evaluation, examination by a doctor, and a variety of testing. A Cardiologist is who you need to consult with. If you have already seen one, then I would recommend a second opinion by another one. ...Read more

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Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

No: Other things cause increase in heart rate. obesity alone does not. Food that contain caffeine, diet supplements, stress, anxiety all can cause increase in heart rate. Hormonal imbalance can also be a cause. ...Read more

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I exercise and run about 9-10pm and by 11:30pm im in bed and then I get heart flutters and palpitations. Only on days I exercise usually and its after?

I exercise and run about 9-10pm and by 11:30pm im in bed and then I get heart flutters and palpitations. Only on days I exercise usually and its after?

Exercise Palpitation: Strenuous or excessive exercise can put a strain on the heart may cause heart flutters and palpitations.

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•To see a Therapist for Coping Skills for stress. ...Read more

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I am having what feels like fluttering. Heart palpitations?

I am having what feels like fluttering. Heart palpitations?

Get checked.: You should be evaluated with a history and physical exam. In addition an ekg and perhaps a 24hour recording (holter monitor) would be useful to characterize the cause and help to decide if any treatment is necessary. It may be helpful to avoid excess caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old and some times I get palpitations and other times it hearts a liitle when I breath even with out excercising is just gets uncomforti?

I am 22 years old and some times I get palpitations and other times it hearts a liitle when I breath even with out excercising is just gets uncomforti?

Chest pain: All kinds of things can cause palpitations and another bunch chest discomfort. For most people its no big deal, especially in a 22year old. If you are concerned, you should consult your doctor who can do a history and physical and advise from more information. ...Read more

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What exactly is heart fluttering? Same as palpitations?

What exactly is heart fluttering? Same as palpitations?

Flutter? Palpitation: Yes it is the same in terms of patient symptom reporting. ...Read more

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What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

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Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Not necessarily: Palpitations are a sign that the heart is getting more stimulation from the adrenaline surges that happen in anxiety or panic attacks. Very normal physiologic response. Prolonged surges over years could affect the heart, but at 21 years of age it is very unlikely. If u feel your skipping beats or being irregular u should seek medical help by seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I keep having daily ectopics when I laugh I get one. Feel like my hearts sensitive, I also suffer palpitations in mornings and hard beats?

Hi I keep having daily ectopics when I laugh I get one. Feel like my hearts sensitive, I also suffer palpitations in mornings and hard beats?

See MD: Few extra beats are normal in all persons. But if it more frequent and bothersome, It should be evaluated properly. It can be due to simple Anxiety, or thyroid disorder or from cardiac origin it self.
So see a MD and get proper evaluation ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations heard on a stethoscope. I have been having fluttering in heart & I used a stethoscope & it sounded odd can you hear them?

Are heart palpitations heard on a stethoscope. I have been having fluttering in heart & I used a stethoscope & it sounded odd can you hear them?

Yes: Palpitations are usually caused by the heart running fast or irregular and you would still me able hear the heart beats. If you haven't seen a Physician for the palpitations you should as there are different causes of palpitations. Treatment will vary based on the cause ...Read more

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Heart palpitations for no reason. Dangerous? Just sitting in bed and felt heart start fluttering for five minutes. No history heart problems. Help!

Heart palpitations for no reason. Dangerous? Just sitting in bed and felt heart start fluttering for five minutes. No history heart problems. Help!

Cardiologist: Take this seriously. There are various types of abnormal heart rhythms. You need cardiogram and likely a monitor. Some arrhythmias are serious. Paroxsysmal supra ventricular tachycardia may begin like this but get slowly worse. Some of these are due to genetic disorders. Some are due to thyroid disease or toxicities such as caffeine. Cardiologists are plumbers or electricians. You need an electri ...Read more

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I have anxiety & during times of extra stress I can feel palpitations where my heart feels like it flutters. Is this dangerous? Can it cause damage?

I have anxiety & during times of extra stress I can feel palpitations where my heart feels like it flutters. Is this dangerous? Can it cause damage?

No: Make sure you don't have medical condition such as Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) or hyperthyroidism. An electrocardiogram and blood test will able to identify these issues. Consider talking to your PCP. Wish you a good luck ...Read more

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I've been having frequent palpitations / fluttering in my heart since starting 250mg Acetezolomide for IIH. I'm also stressed in life. Stop the meds?

Need more info: When taking medication prescribed by a physician, a "rule of thumb" is to take the medication as directed & do not alter the dose or manner of administration without discussing things with the physician who prescribed it. Not wise in this case to stop any medication without expert advice from treating physician. ...Read more

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Experiencing what I believe are heart palpitations. I didn't vigorously exercise, just mildly. It flutters and hurts mostly when I walk. Is it serious?

Experiencing what I believe are heart palpitations. I didn't vigorously exercise, just mildly. It flutters and hurts mostly when I walk. Is it serious?

Heart flutter: Heart flutter is from a rapidly beating heart or from arrhythmia. It is normal with even mild exercise, but should not cause chest pain if it is normal. Chest pain with heart flutter is very serious and could indicate a lack of blood flow/oxygenation to the heart muscle caused by arrhythmia and warrants an ER visit urgently. ...Read more

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Can water pills cause heart palpitations? ...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Can water pills cause heart palpitations? ...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Indirectly, yes.: Water pills can cause dehydration which may make the blood pressure drop and the heart rate rise that you might sense as heart palpations. Most water pills can also cause potassium levels to drop which can then cause heart rhythm disturbances. REGARDLESS, these are SERIOUS symptoms. Please seek immediate emergency medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more